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Scent Name: Lavina, The Creature

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Black Phoenix Trading Post:  Halloween 2013 / Hallowenches: Lavina, The Creature

Scent Description and Notes: “Ruby peppermint, Moroccan white mint, red currant, wild plum, neroli, green tea, and cassis. -BPAL

Oil Color: – I cannot tell the color of the oil by looking into the brown apothecary bottle.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The image is a black and white Daughter of Frankenstein with goggles on her head and lightening bolt accessories.  The name of the scent and collection frame the image in black text fields, the font within each is a slightly thicker block font.  The name is in shadowed, stylized black font next to her image.

Artwork created by Aidan Casserly for Black Phoenix Trading Post.

Artwork created by Aidan Casserly for Black Phoenix Trading Post.


  • ITB: I get clean, white mint, followed by currant, plum, green tea, and neroli.  If I were to choose a color to describe the scent, it reminds me of antifreeze green.
  • Wet:  It’s very clearly the same as in the bottle,  but the peppermint stopped by for the second, followed by the cassis, which is making itself known.  The plum paired with the mint and neroli lends a sweet but refreshing tone to the scent.  It’s a very cool one, though.
  • Dry: As it starts to settle, the scent reminds me of a combination of Lush’s Avobath and Karma (but without the orange).  After a couple of hours, the scent is clean peppermint, mint, a touch of neroli, tea, and plum.  It’s pleasant, relaxing, and refreshing at the same time.  It does get a bit too “clean” and perfume-y as it has time to settle.  It has a significant amount of throw and lasts a long time.  Be prepared for people to notice, even when you’ve only dabbed it on a single wrist.
Other Impressions: “There’s something else aside from the peppermint, but I’m having a hard time picking out anything beyond that.” -Tony